So sorry England… but well done the All Blacks!

Even though I’m married to a Kiwi I obviously wanted England to win the Rugby World Cup, but it just wasn’t to be. But at least my other half was happy, and so were my children Lily and Max who both have dual nationality. The Rugby World Cup really seemed to catch everyone’s imagination and there were some fantastic games. I played my part (I hope) in further cementing Anglo-Kiwi relations when I talked about my beer at a special rugby, wine and beer evening held at The Crown in the midst of the tournament. While Adnams’ head brewer Fergus and I chatted about our ales, guests also got to hear about Kiwi wines from John Forrest of Forrest Wines. A good evening was had by all. The following morning I was honoured to host a brewery tour for a group of rugby mad New Zealanders who had been staying locally and popped in to break up the journey on their way down to Twickenham.